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Change a Core Application without Breaking its APIs

Every programming student begins their education with the fundamentals of code logic. “Have the conditions been met? If yes, execute the action. If no, do nothing.” The open source video game-building application, Stencyl, teaches conditional logic in the form of visual, puzzle-piece-like blocks of code that the user drags onto the workspace in specific ways. […]

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Doing Good in Ones and Zeroes

For college students, Saturday mornings are typically a time to catch up on sleep or homework. However, this past weekend approximately 40 Catholic University of America (CUA) students from a variety of disciplines spent the day trying to solve the homelessness problem. The students were eager participants in the university’s first Homeless Hackathon, which was […]

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Rocket Gives Back to the Community – Community Day 2017

  I have been looking forward to Rocket Community Day all year long. Since joining Rocket 11 months ago, I’ve heard many things about this favorite annual volunteer event; stories of coworkers crawling into soup kitchen ovens, others who worked out retired greyhounds, or decorated children’s hospital floors, and some who cried through 5 hours […]

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Generation Z Competing on Mainframes

Sign up to enter the Student Mainframe Hackathon @ SHARE Student Career Day! We’re proud to partner with SHARE and IBM to sponsor the Student Career Day at the SHARE conference in Providence this August. This event will allow computer science and engineering students to get their hands on arguably the world’s most powerful computing […]

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Building companies that last

I spend quite a bit of time working with college students, from our summer interns to participants in IBM’s Master the Mainframe contest. It’s a good feeling because I remember all of the experienced programmers and engineers that shared their expertise with me when I was just starting out. Now it’s my time to help […]

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The Mainframe Mastered

Today is the first day of IBM Edge in Las Vegas, where thousands of business leaders are gathering to develop new strategies to accelerate technology breakthroughs, extend infrastructure, and capture new markets. And one of the most exciting parts of the event is the announcement of the winners of IBM’s Master The Mainframe competition, which […]

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